RUBBER GLOVES

Publication Date

May 7, 1996

Patent Number

US3872515A

Abstract

A puncture and cut resistant composite material comprising at least one elastomeric layer containing a plurality of flat platelets oriented substantially parallel to the plane of the elastomeric layer, wherein each of the platelets is a small, thin element substantially impervious to normally encountered puncturing and/or cutting by sharp objects, and wherein the platelets by their mutual overlap substantially cover any surface to which the composite material may be applied. This new composite material is particularly well-suited to the formation of gloves.

RUBBER GLOVES